The MIT Economics Department today is a vibrant collection of faculty and students. The Department's distinguished scholars have received numerous awards, including three Nobel Prizes (Franco Modigliani, Paul Samuelson, and Robert Solow), and many are Fellows of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Econometric Society. Many faculty members have served in various elected offices of the American Economic Association and the Econometric Society.

The Department offers exceptional opportunities for undergraduate and graduate study and research.

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Recent Submissions

  • 14.771 Development Economics: Microeconomic Issues and Policy Models, Fall 2008 

    Olken, Benjamin; Duflo, Esther; Banerjee, Abhijit (2008-12)
    Topics include productivity effects of health, private and social returns to education, education quality, education policy and market equilibrium, gender discrimination, public finance, decision making within families, ...
  • 14.23 Government Regulation of Industry, Spring 2003 

    Pollitt, Michael (2003-06)
    The objective of this course is to introduce you to the role of government in markets where competitive equilibria “fail.” In this course we will emphasize the importance of market structure and industrial ...
  • 14.127 Behavioral Economics and Finance, Spring 2004 

    Gabaix, Xavier (2004-06)
    This course surveys research which incorporates psychological evidence into economics. Topics include: prospect theory, biases in probabilistic judgment, self-control and mental accounting with implications for consumption ...

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